Environment
Everest: I journeyed into the 'death zone' to install the world's highest weather station  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
Perched at almost 8,500 metres on Everest, we paced back-and-forth, attempting to stave off frostbite as temperatures hovered close to -30°C and... more
COSMIC-2 soars into orbit aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
COSMIC-2, a mission of six satellites designed to improve weather forecasts and space weather monitoring, blasted into orbit at 2:30 a.m. ET today, June 25, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard... more
Low-temperature aqueous alteration of Martian zircon during the late Amazonian period  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
Many accounts at present support the presence of liquid water on Mars, where hydrated minerals testify to past processes of aqueous weathering in Martian meteorites such... more
Current green growth policies are not enough to reach Paris Agreement climate targets  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
New research suggests that green growth climate mitigation policies are not sufficient for reaching the ambitious targets of the Paris Agreement, to... more
Mapping the world's largest terrestrial carbon store  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
A group of researchers have reported how much peatland there is in the world. Peatlands can store carbon (C) and help regulate the climate. But peatland degradation is releasing carbon into the atmosphere. To... more
Climate change: bees are disorientated by flowers' changing scents  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
Coffee, apples, honey – were it not for the precious work of pollinators, countless things that we eat and drink would not exist, totalling more than 30% of global food production. Most... more
Sydney declares a climate emergency – what does that mean in practice?  PHYS.ORG · 41 minutes
Late on Monday night, the City of Sydney became the first state capital in Australia to officially declare a climate emergency. With climate change... more
Modeling Earth's chemistry: Making the invisible visible  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
An incredibly complex system lives beneath our feet, transporting metals to Earth's crust and undergoing a myriad of chemical reactions that influence our daily lives. These environmental interactions affect everything from our ability to... more
Environmental destruction linked to African population raises questions about family sizes  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Africa is projected to be home to nearly 3 billion people by 2100, but rapid population growth will cause widespread environmental degradation unless effective family planning... more
Medical News Today: Hypertension: Looking beyond the classic risk factors  MNT · 4 hours
In a recent study, scientists have investigated the impact of the environment where we live on the risk of developing hypertension and metabolic syndrome. more
French govt slammed over pollution, slow climate response  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as a global climate crusader _ but even a watchdog he created says his government is lagging on its promises to the planet more
Cyanide compounds discovered in meteorites may hold clues to the origin of life  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Cyanide and carbon monoxide are both deadly poisons to humans, but compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites... more
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
New research suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to projecting future Greenland ice sheet... more
For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions  MIT · 9 hours
Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge. more
Pine woodland restoration creates haven for birds in Midwest  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have shown in a new study that restoration of pine woodlands, through the combined use of intentional, managed fires and strategic thinning of tree density, has a strikingly beneficial... more
Radioactive tadpoles reveal contamination clues  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Tadpoles can be used to measure the amount of radiocesium, a radioactive material, in aquatic environments, according to new research from University of Georgia scientists. more
Which climates are best for passive cooling technologies?  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Researchers recently set out to gain a better understanding of the thermal balance of power plants and surfaces, but quickly realized that they would need to determine what roles cloud cover and... more
Development of ice controlling tech using pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Scientists have succeeded in creating room-temperature ice and controlling its growth behaviors by dynamically compressing water up to pressures above 10,000 atmospheres. more
Payloads deployed by SpaceX to study space weather and spacecraft propulsion  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers designed and built two science payloads that went up with SpaceX's Falcon 9 Heavy rocket launch on June 25. more
California's mighty predator, the mountain lion, faces 'extinction vortex'  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an "extinction vortex," environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status—a move that could... more
Researchers create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. The device can be used to detect four common types... more
Four approaches to understanding and moving beyond dysfunctional deliberation  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over divisive issues such as gun violence, climate change and immigration. more
Virtual reality faces—animating precise, lifelike avatars for VR in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Computer scientists are focused on adding enhanced functionality to make the "reality" in virtual reality (VR) environments highly believable. A key aspect of VR is to enable remote... more
Protecting emergency personnel: Platform shows potential of AI in hazardous environments  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Whether it's at rescue and firefighting operations or deep-sea inspections, mobile robots finding their way around unknown situations with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) can... more
Conceptual model can explain how thunderstorm clouds bunch together  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Understanding how the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. A new theoretical study presents a new mechanism for the self-aggregation of storm... more
Enceladus’ Ocean Contains High Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 23 hours
Saturn’s small icy moon Enceladus contains a global subsurface ocean. According to new research from the University of Washington, the ice-covered ocean probably has... more
Tidal tails detected around dwarf galaxy DDO 44  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
By conducting deep, wide-area imaging survey of the galaxy NGC 2403 and its environment, including the dwarf satellite galaxy DDO 44, astronomers have detected tidal tails emanating from the dwarf. The finding,... more
Bad weather causing 'catastrophic' French honey harvest  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Alarmed French beekeepers and farming groups warned Tuesday of a "catastrophic" honey harvest this year due to adverse weather. more
How trees affect the weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
New research find that some plants and trees are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions -- 'spending' precious soil water to cool themselves and, in the process, making droughts more intense. more
New evidence on the reliability of climate modeling  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
For decades, scientists studying a key climate phenomenon have been grappling with contradictory data that have threated to undermine confidence in the reliability of climate models overall. A new study settles that... more
Start-up develops maintenance-free, evergreen moss façades for a better climate in cities  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Air pollution is increasing in many cities. It is also getting warmer and warmer and flooding occurs during heavy rain because the surfaces are... more
Climate change puts health at risk and economists have the right prescription  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Doctors and economists may seem like strange partners. We spend our days working on very different problems in very different settings. But climate change... more
Engineers automate science from remote Antarctic station  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
A remote and unoccupied research station in Antarctica has, for the first time, collected important scientific measurements of climate, ozone and space weather thanks to ground-breaking technology developed by British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) engineers. more
Research resets timeline for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Western researchers, leading an international team, have shown that the first 'real chance' of Mars developing life started early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking the Red Planet. The findings... more
Atmospheric rivers getting warmer along U.S. West Coast  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Most of the West Coast of the United States relies on a healthy winter snowpack to provide water through the dry summer months. But when precipitation falls as rain rather than snow,... more
US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The US military's carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo... more
In search of an undersea kelp forest's missing nitrogen  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plants need nutrients to grow. So scientists were surprised to learn that giant kelp maintains its impressive growth rates year-round, even in summer and early fall when ocean currents along... more
Part of the Pacific Ocean is not warming as expected, buy why?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
State-of-the-art climate models predict that as a result of human-induced climate change, the surface of the Pacific Ocean should be warming—some parts more, some... more
Dung beetles use wind compass when the sun is high  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers have shown for the first time that an animal uses different directional sensors to achieve the highest possible navigational precision in different conditions. When the sun is... more
Cherwell to launch new Redipor Broth Kit at APDM  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in products for process validation and environmental monitoring, will be introducing a new Redipor Broth Kit at the Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing Medicines Training Course, 8-12th July. more
Which climate innovations will really limit global warming?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
From a chemical-free spray that turns sand into lush green land, to a caterer who serves planet-friendly dishes, and from technology that makes stronger concrete with less cement, to insect farms that... more
Report warns of major air pollution in Bosnian city of Tuzla  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Environmental groups have called for urgent measures to combat air pollution in the central Bosnian city of Tuzla, saying dust concentration far exceeds legal limits and... more
Living environment, air pollution may be linked to increased risk of hypertension  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study soon to appear in the Journal of Public Health suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated... more
Short-term effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico's forest birds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In September of 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria delivered a devastating one-two punch to Puerto Rico, causing significant defoliation of the island's forests. While... more
Jump in wildfires means smoke's health impact will spread  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will affect tens of millions of people and cause premature... more
Playing 'tag': Tracking movement of young oysters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new publication in the journal Estuaries and Coasts investigates the use of a fluorescent dye to track movements of young oysters. The publication, "Field mark-recapture of calcein-stained larval oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in a... more
Top four things seniors need to know to have a safe and healthy summer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Summer is a great time to get active, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the outdoors. For adults... more
Playing 'tag': Tracking movement of young oysters  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new publication investigates the use of a fluorescent dye to track movements of young oysters. The publication provides new knowledge on methods for tracking oysters in low salinity environments common to coastal waters,... more
Does limited underground water storage make plants less susceptible to drought?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
You might expect that plants hoping to thrive in California's boom-or-bust rain cycle would choose to set down roots in a place that can store lots... more
Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of CO2  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University. more
Does limited underground water storage make plants less susceptible to drought?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
By tracking water flow through different environments in California, researchers have discovered a secret to the surprising resilience of Mediterranean plant communities during drought years. These... more
Scientists hit pay dirt with new microbial research technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans 'know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.' Five hundred years and... more
Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth's natural systems, effecting... more
Untangling the complicated relationships between people and nature for a brighter future  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With major crises such as extinctions and environmental degradation upon us, there's never been a more crucial time to find solutions to environmental challenges.... more
Play games with no latency  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. A team has now developed technology that helps game players maintain zero-latency performance. The new technology... more
More energy needed to cope with climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study found that by mid-century climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming. more
'Tax us more,' US billionaires say  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Tax us more!" was the message on Monday from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change and other priorities. more
Researchers provide new evidence on the reliability of climate modeling  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For decades, scientists studying a key climate phenomenon have been grappling with contradictory data that have threated to undermine confidence in the reliability of climate models overall. A... more
Ozone depletion driving climate change in Southern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ozone depletion in the stratosphere continues to affect not only ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels at the Earth's surface but also climate in the Southern Hemisphere, an international study reports. more
Untangling the complicated relationships between people and nature for a brighter future  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international group of scientists is making major advances in sustaining the world's environments, untangling the intricate ways in which people and nature depend... more
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in climate models is as, or more, important than the amount of greenhouse gas emissions... more
Dutchman swims epic ice-skating course threatened by climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As Europe braces for a heatwave this week, a Dutchman is swimming the route of the country's most famed ice skating race—which has not been held for two decades as... more
Scientists discover the forces behind extreme heat over Northeast Asia  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Against the background of global warming, extreme heat has occurred more frequently and caused adverse socioeconomic effects. In the midsummer of 2018, a severe extreme heat episode struck... more
New wastewater treatment for pollutant removal  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have tested floating photocatalysts and solar radiation as the sole reagent, an efficient and economical process that is easy to implement and compatible with the environment. more
Conceptual model explains how thunderstorm clouds bunch together  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Understanding the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. A new theoretical study from Associate Professor Jan Härter at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of... more
Sandia's crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a... more
Scientists discover new antiviral roles for olfactory neurons in fish  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
There are thousands upon thousands of viruses in our various environments affecting our everyday life in a variety of ways. Many of those viruses infect humans by entering... more
Play games with no latency  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. A KAIST team developed a technology that helps game players maintain zero-latency performance. The new technology... more
To tackle the climate crisis we need more democracy, not less  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As the climate crisis is increasingly felt across the globe, protesters take to the streets and politicians scrabble to respond, a crucial question is beginning to... more
Scientists develop climate-ready wheat that can survive drought conditions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Wheat plants engineered to have fewer microscopic pores—called stomata—on their leaves are better able to survive drought conditions associated with climate breakdown, according to a new study. more
World faces 'climate apartheid': UN expert  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The world faces "a climate apartheid" where the wealthy are better able to adjust to a hotter planet while the poor suffer the worst from climate change, a UN expert said Monday. more
More energy needed to cope with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study published today in Nature Communications by researchers from IIASA, Boston University and the Ca' Foscari University of Venice found that by mid-century, climate change will increase the demand for... more
Indian rescuers to airlift bodies back from Himalaya slope  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Bad weather hampered efforts Monday to bring down the bodies of seven climbers from the upper reaches of the Himalayas, an Indian military spokesman said. more
Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments... more
More energy needed to cope with climate change  nanowerk · 2 days
A new study found that by mid-century climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming. more
Paper thin: Thai summit recycling drive mocked by environmentalists  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Despite offering chairs and notebooks made from recycled paper at a Bangkok summit, Thailand and its Southeast Asian allies were accused Sunday of a "greenwash" with their oceans and communities... more
Understanding C. auris transmission with the healthcare environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have now shown that patients who are heavily colonized with Candida auris on their skin can shed the fungus and contaminate their surroundings. This finding provides an explanation for the extensive... more
NASA Selects SwRI’s PUNCH Mission to Image Beyond the Sun’s Outer Corona  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead the “Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere” (PUNCH) mission, a landmark Small Explorers Program mission... more
Experts raise alarm over climate change threat to cultural heritage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Climate change could wreak "irreversible damage" on the world's most precious ancient monuments and other cultural sites, experts warned Saturday as they pushed for UN protection for major... more
Five ways to help keep senior citizens safe during summer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Not everyone is aware that summer weather and activities may be challenging for older adults. Senior citizens react differently to hot weather than younger people. more
Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Shoots Fireball Visible from Space  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A massive refinery explosion in Philadelphia was so hot and expansive that it was visible on weather satellites, according to the National Weather Service. more
Emaciated polar bear found in Russia taken for treatment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An emaciated polar bear seen roaming around an industrial city in Russia far south of its normal sea ice hunting grounds is being transported to a zoo for examination and... more
Marshall Islanders 'sitting ducks' as sea level rises, says president  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine stressed Friday the need for dramatic climate action and international support to ensure her people are not left as "sitting ducks" when sea... more
Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance - in the lab  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists brought real-world conditions into the controlled environment of the lab. Using data from a weather station they reproduced the real-world temperature and irradiance profiles from... more
Scientists dissolve crude oil in water to study its composition  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers from MIPT, Skoltech, the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Lomonosov Moscow State University report a new approach to oil composition... more
A cheap, accurate method for exploring groundwater  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Water is a vital resource for people and the environment. One of the most important sources is groundwater which is renewed from precipitation or surface water. Population growth as well as agriculture and industry... more
Bee populations in trouble following EPA pesticide decision  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Just a few weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was pulling 12 products off the market that contained pesticides that were harmful to the honeybee. This week, the agency made... more
Cognitive dissonance: Canada declares a national climate emergency and approves a pipeline  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On June 18, the government of Canada declared a national climate emergency. The next day, the same government approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion... more
Microbial growth and carbon uptake are driven mainly by nature, not nurture  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For soil microorganisms, how much of their life's work is driven by evolution (nature) versus their current environmental (nurture)? more
NOAA Hurricane-Tracking Satellites to Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Next Week  SPACE.COM · 5 days
This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet to date, but meteorologists always know that could change. Soon they'll have a new tool for improving forecasts... more
Soft drink by-products could reduce global warming  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Professor of Chemistry Craig Teague and his students have discovered that the by-products of soft drinks could help reduce global warming. more
Researchers report annual variability of ice-nucleating particle concentrations at different Arctic locations  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For the first time, an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) has investigated atmospheric ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in... more
NRL, SwRI to add PUNCH to NASA's solar mission  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers partnered with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to shine a light on the impact of the solar atmosphere on the interplanetary medium between the Earth and... more
Thousands of big energy reps at UN climate talks: monitor  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Lobby groups representing some of the world's biggest polluters have sent thousands of delegates to negotiations aimed at limiting global warming since UN climate talks began, according to... more
Animals may have more than one means of surviving hypoxia  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A tidepool crustacean's ability to survive oxygen deprivation though it lacks a key set of genes raises the possibility that animals might have more ways of dealing with... more
Animals may have more than one means of surviving hypoxia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A tidepool crustacean's ability to survive oxygen deprivation though it lacks a key set of genes raises the possibility that animals might have more ways of dealing with... more
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Research resets timeline for life on Mars
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We spoke to survivalists prepping for disaster: here's what we learned about the end of the world
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A new route for plant nutrient delivery
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New research shows importance of climate on spruce beetle flight
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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
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Playing games? It's a serious way to win community backing for change
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Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere
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Researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change
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Melting a satellite, a piece at a time
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Cementing our place in space
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Study investigates how much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict
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Wind tunnel tests could help kites become a clean energy high-flier
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Why Noah's Ark won't work
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NASA's SET mission to study satellite protection is ready for launch
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Deploying high-frequency radar in the Straits of Mackinac
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Mountain-dwellers can adapt to melting glaciers without caring about climate change
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Spectrographic analysis yields empirical benchmark for newborn 'hot Jupiter'
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How cryptocurrency discussions spread
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As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home
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Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes
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